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Ridgeway Cemetery
Tuesday November 9th, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Betty D Cummings

Betty Cummings, 90, of Commerce, passed away at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Lake Pointe of Rowlett early Saturday morning, November 6, 2021, with her family by her side. Betty was born in Commerce, Tx. on July 14, 1931, the daughter of Jack Kelly and Kate Ollie McClendon Kelly. She married John Lewis Cummings on August 17, 1957 in Hugo, Oklahoma. Betty worked for many years as the office manager of Group W Cable in Commerce. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce and the Red Hat Society. Betty has been described as having an infectious laugh and a wonderful sense of humor. She and John spent a lot of their time "hauling kids" around to different events and places, and helping them develop fond memories.

Betty is survived by her three daughters: Carolyn White of Garland, Diann Brown of Garland, and Kellie Brooks of Commerce; grandchildren: Brandi Chambers and husband John of McKinney, Jerad Emery and wife Carla of Commerce, and Matthew Brooks and wife Taylor of Texarkana,Tx. Three great grandchildren also survive her: Ryan Rush, Jaycie Emery, and Jaylynn Emery, as well a sister, Nona Mae Lowe of Olney, Tx. and a brother, Jack Orvle Kelly of Commerce. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John and sister Lydia Maurine Daniel.

A graveside service for Mrs. Cummings will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ridgeway Cemetery in the Ridgeway community in Hopkins County. Brother Terry Bryan will officiate.

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Hi this is Melinda I had the pleasure of meeting you in Dallas with coy I'm so sorry for your loss I'm so sorry

Melinda Crowe Nov 23 2021 12:39 AM

My sincere condolences to the family. I loved John and Betty like my own family.

Johnny Hauerwas Nov 12 2021 11:27 AM

Kelly, Caroline and Dianne, I just found out about Betty!! I am so very sorry!! Mama and I loved Betty very much. I am so sorry we did not know because we would have for sure paid our respects to you all!! Love you all!!

Tammie Arnold Nov 11 2021 10:26 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Cummings

Christy Crouch Guest Nov 10 2021 1:47 PM

I have fond memories of Betty when the Commerce high school band went to Colorado for a band contest. The last time I saw her at the beauty shop with my mom she hadn't changed still smiling as always while we caught up on life. Prayers to the family for comfort and understanding

John Conrad Nov 8 2021 7:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Cummings

Brenda Benson Nov 8 2021 3:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Cummings

Penny Kervin Nov 8 2021 2:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Cummings

Joyce Riffle Garza Nov 8 2021 12:47 PM

My dear friend and "Other Beloved Mother" Betty Cummings had a wonderful sense of humor and was so much fun! Our family enjoyed travelling with John, Betty and Kellie as we were growing up. They went to Mississippi to meet both sets of my grandparents and my parents many siblings and their families. We had a wonderful time visiting Elvis's home Graceland. We also went to Mexico and New Orleans.
I had the most fun spending the night with Kellie and being cared for and cooked for by this lovely lady! She and John provided a wonderful example of a loving couple who worked hard to provide for their family. They were very involved in our lives, driving us to away football games, Six Flags, twirling camps and competitions, roller skating and many other fun places. She was the outgoing, funny one and John was the quiet and strong Dad. She had an infectious laugh and he had a terrific grin, often looking up from his newspaper to sweetly acknowledge us silly girls. They were dear friends to my parents for over 50 years.
They adored their grandchildren and their grandchildren adored them!!! Ninety seems like a long time to live, but Betty will be greatly missed by her children and grandchildren. Please pray for them during the coming days and weeks! Betty is now reunited with her precious John in heaven!
People talk about when they "got cable TV" but I don't ever remember not having cable because Kellie's Mom worked at the cable company in downtown Commerce.
Kellie, Diane and Carolyn cared for their aging parents well and modeled this biblical mandate to us all. We love and respect them beyond measure!

Sherryn Pryor Cates Nov 8 2021 10:09 AM